Basketball camp gives youngsters the chance to learn, create friendships

April 18, 2012

Bunkenburg, keithLisle, Illinois ~ Boys in grades 3-8 who want to learn the proper techniques and fundamentals of basketball should attend Benedictine University's Eagle Basketball Camp from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11 through Friday, June 14 in the newly-renovated Dan and Ada Rice Center.

The goal of the Eagle Basketball Camp is to create an entertaining environment for learning the game of basketball. The camp focuses on excellent instruction in the fundamentals of offensive and defensive basketball to make each camper a better basketball player while placing them in a setting where they can develop lasting friendships with their fellow campers and coaches.

The clinics are conducted by Benedictine University men's basketball coach and Hall of Fame inductee Keith Bunkenburg. Current and former coaches and college athletes serve as staff.

The camp fee is $189. All proceeds benefit the men's and women's basketball programs at Benedictine. Each camper receives a free lunch every day and a T-shirt. For information, call (630) 829-6146.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. A 2016 PayScale Inc. report ranked BenU one of the top 10 colleges in Illinois for return on investment and in the top 20 percent nationally. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, or visit

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